Wanolitto’s Musings on this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market


What’s that famous saying, “neither rain, sleet or snow will detour me from my duties”?

Well now you can include FOG in that scenario!

Over 5,000 market fans came to celebrate the first ever SeattleFoodTruck.com Truck-In and Kids Day. From the great food selections to the root beer garden everyone had a great time all day long. For the market vendors, it was one of their biggest sales days of the season.

Thanks to all who helped make it a memorable day!

How many times have you been to a really good Italian restaurant and tasted this wonderful full bodied sauce and said how can I make this and what is in it? Well you are about to find out by downloading this week’s recipe “Bolognese Sauce” using our Waterfront Red by clicking here (PDF file).

Food Trucks
This week’s food trucks are regulars Skinny Phoenix, Stella Fiore Pizza and newbie – 314 Pie. Check out their web site for their down-under menu items.

314 PieMarket Sponsor Corner
Wesley Homes is a faith based organization providing retirement communities and a network of services for older adults. Their mission: With love and joy, we are called to meet the physical, social and spiritual needs of those we serve. We affirm the worth of all those we serve and those who provide service.

BECU is a not-for-profit credit union committed to making your financial well-being a priority. Check out their information booth whether you are looking for a savings plan, financing, or business services, they offer a complete range of accounts with better rates and fewer fees than you’ll find at traditional big banks.

Community Groups
Don’t forget to bring easy to eat foods for the Food Bank’s Weekend Backpack Program. This program is to help distribute backpacks of food to children at risk of hunger over weekends. Please bring your donations and drop them off at the collection table in the Market Information Booth. Individual serving items needed: Oatmeal, EZ Mac, 100% juice, Cup-o-Soup and Fruit Cups.

Volunteer Group
This week’s volunteer group is Melanie Dance Unlimited. It is a dance program operated through the City of Normandy Park and the City of Des Moines Recreation Centers. Miss Melanie, founder, began her teaching career 30 years ago as a teenager.  She earned recognition in talent competitions as well as college and local theatre.  Being a performer herself, she knew what it took, and decided to teach others how to make it happen. Their motto is “we don’t just teach dance, we create dancers.” Stop by their booth and check out their bake sale.

Cutlery on Wheels SignVendor Profile
Every Saturday at the entrance to the market you see that little black trailer with a big guy sitting at the window. Cutlery on Wheels owner Bill Magee says now is a good time of the year to get your knives in shape for the upcoming holiday season. You can bring them to the market, shop at all the great venders and when you’re ready to leave, Bill will have your order ready at really reasonable prices.

Music
Back this week is Lip Service.

Upcoming event
The 7th annual Chili Cook-Off is on the last day of the market, October 26th. It is not too late to get your application in, click here for the app and cook-off rules.


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